Admission Criteria for Mental Health Programs


Admission Criteria

Outpatient Program for Adults

To register for this program patients must meet the following:

  • Voluntary admission
  • May have completed an inpatient level of care and needs continued intensive services
  • Presents psychiatric symptoms of sufficient severity to bring about significant or profound impairment in day-to-day social, vocational and/or educational functioning
  • Has mood disorder, depression, substance abuse, anxiety and/or psychosis that requires intensive treatment, but not 24-hour observation and inpatient care

Inpatient Program for Adults

Patients exhibiting one or more of the following crisis situations:

  • Imminent danger to self and others due to a mental health condition
  • Being in need of intensive treatment, protection and a therapeutic environment for the safety of the patient and/or others; suicidal/homicidal
  • Exhibiting acute psychosis with aggression or manic behavior including potential of involuntary admission for the purpose of evaluation and treatment
  • Having a diagnosable psychiatric illness with acute, severe symptoms significantly impairing the ability to function and impairing activities of daily living. Symptoms may include, but are not limited to:
    • Hallucinations
    • Delusions
    • Flight of ideas
    • Ideas of reference
  • Risk of acute wandering or elopement arising from a mental health condition
  • Severely depressed geriatric individuals who, by virtue of their depression, are not eating/sleeping/functioning and are thereby at an elevated risk for deterioration
  • Acute symptoms which have been historically associated with suicide behaviors
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